The Titan of Turnarounds, Sergio Marchionne Dies at 66

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Sergio Marchionne | June, 1952 - July, 2018 It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Sergio Marchionne has passed away. Marchionne had served as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automotive until an illness forced him to unexpectedly resign. FCA officials have named Mike Manley as...

Hackett replaces Fields as CEO to transform Ford for the future

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Mark Fields is ousted as CEO and will be replaced by Jim Hackett (former CEO of Steelcase). Hackett joined Ford’s board in 2013. He stepped down from the board in March of 2016 to become the chairman for Ford Smart Mobility. Some believe the company’s shares were...

Daily Newscast: Sonic Automotive’s answer to online retailing, emissions regulations and Honda’s big U.S. investment

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In today’s CBT Newscast for Thursday March 16, 2017: Sonic Automotive’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Jeff Dyke sits down with Joe Gumm to discuss the company’s answer to online retailing. He believes the automotive group has it all figured out. Tune into the full...

OEM Headlines: Honda to invest big in two U.S. plants

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Forbes says the Trump administration’s move to roll back existing federal fuel efficiency targets of 54.5 miles per gallon for model year 2022-2025 cars and light trucks, would be a terrible deal for American drivers.  The move is endorsed by U.S. auto dealers...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Toyota investing $1 billion in US artificial intelligence center Over the next five years, Toyota will invest $1 billion in an artificial intelligence and robotics research center. The Detroit Bureau says that the facilities will not only focus...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Nissan is 'racing forward' with autonomous cars, says CEO Carlos Ghosn Nissan says it is expediting the introduction of autonomous cars. Forbes reports the Japanese automaker made the announcement at the Tokyo Motor Show that it will offer...

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Mitsubishi, Nissan will build mini EV together The minicar project Nissan and Mitsubishi started four years ago is about to get extra resources to help ease the move into the electric-vehicle sector. Auto Blog says Nissan will have...

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: New auto group formed to prevent cyberattacks Two auto trader associations are forming a new working group to help prevent cyberattacks on the nation's 230 million cars and trucks. The Detroit News says the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Toyota to sell cars that communicate with each other and roadways by year end Forbes reports that Toyota will sell cars that communicate with each other and roadways by year end. Many automakers are working on this technology,...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Toyota spends $50 million to accelerate self-driving car program Toyota wants to accelerate the process of a self-driving car program and is spending $50 million dollars over the next five years to make sure it happens. The company...
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The Economic Facts for Automated Recon

Dialing in your recon processes to a three-to-five-day time to line (T2L) turnaround is like making money. In fact, it is about making money...
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Automotive Marketing to Millennials: Important Lessons From a Survey of Over 1,000 Americans

Although it took them a while, millennials have finally entered the retail auto market, and they’ve entered in force. According to industry research, 35%...
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Promote Within or Hire from the Outside: Pros and Cons

Hiring new employees and promoting others within an organization is important no matter what level they are at, but extra consideration should be given...
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What an Increased Demand in Used Vehicles Means for Your Dealership’s Wholesale Acquisition Strategy...

It’s no secret to anyone that vehicle affordability issues continue to arise, and that means more customers are looking to purchase used cars. Here...
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Avoid These 5 Outdated Practices to Gain Your Customer’s Trust – Joseph Michelli, NYT...

Every dealer knows that providing clients with an excellent customer experience is the easiest and fastest way to win their loyalty. And while there...

Make This Saturday a Day of Success

Being confident in yourself can make all the difference when it comes to selling a car. Turn today into a powerful day of success...

Lead Generation Equals Dollar Creation

On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark Tewart talks about how to create more leads, navigating marketing channels as a dealer or...

Consumers Are Ready for a Change… Are You?

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain invites Todd Smith, 360 Converge, to discuss earning back customer trust, getting rid of...

Approaching Digital Retailing Challenges

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about some of the retailing challenges that dealers and vendors face when trying...